Glen’s basement layout

“I started this layout a few years ago now and it as taken over my basement.

I have 4 different layouts on the go right now.

My layouts are of no particular place.

As you see by the pictures I have away to go yet.

I hope you like what you see so far.

Glenn

Newfoundland, Canada”

(All images are clickable)

“Hello Al:

I’ve been a reader of your emails for several years and find what you do to be so enjoyable and inspirational. I’m from the States, a place called Ann Arbor, Michigan. It’s a university town in the north central part of the county.

I was a model railroader as a teenager, but dropped the hobby for about 5 decades. A visit to Germany and Switzerland in 2003 got me reinterested in trains.

I decided to model the places I saw on that trip – Murren Switzerland and St. Goar Germany. I’ve placed a picture below of one section of my layout. If you or your readers would be interested in seeing more let me know. I’m no dangerous David, (love his work and videos), but I try.

Rob Schweitzer”

I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see more of Rob’s layout.

Glenn’s layout was a trip down memory lane for me too – I’d almost forgotten about the church in the print out scenery range (It’s in the big kahuna bundle deal). Thought it looked fab.

And while we’re on the subject of the print out scenery, the ones I get mailed most about are the embankments – so here you go, here are the vids / post for them (with the discounts too):

John’s embankment #1

Jonn’s embankment #2

That’s all today folks. Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to get going on your layout – or just make the one you have better.

Keep ’em coming.

Best

Al

PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still updated daily.

17 responses to “Glen’s basement layout”

  1. Postie7 says:

    Glen, looks to be coming along nicely, my only worry would be access under the shelf to the rails below.
    Bob. More please that looks brilliant, love the different scenes you incorporate so smoothly and the river looks almost real.
    Keep up the good work
    Eric (Leeds) UK

  2. NJ Mark says:

    To both: Great looking scenery! What gauge trains are you into? Cheers! NJ Mark

  3. Bruce says:

    Glenn,
    You omitted a pic of the interconnect between that part beyond in the last pic. How does that loop? connect? In the last pic it appears you plan another upper level as depicted by the board across the window. Please continue with your advancements in the layout.

    Rob,
    No fair with teasing. When will you post other pics of your very nice Euorpean layout?

    Bruce in SC USA

  4. Steve Collis says:

    Thanks Rob, where did you get the figures and house models from, love what you are doing, what gauge are you working in?

    Like you I was inspired by Germany and I am now also using Marklin C track

    God bless

    Steve

  5. Bob Richards says:

    Both are very interesting and I am looking forward to seeing more pics. It looks like both are very good layouts.

  6. Gary P. Dettl says:

    Rob

    Would love to see more photos of your layout. It appears that you are off to a great start. Looking forward to seeing more pics.
    Thanks
    Gary in Plainfield, IL

  7. Alan Carnes says:

    Thanks for all your pictures. I enjoy each days posts

  8. Ramsey Arnold says:

    Glen – especially enjoyed your waterfront scenes And Lighthouse. Thanks!

  9. Stephen Kurtz says:

    You should be commended for the work you have done on your train layout. I’m very impressed. I like some of the transition tracks and where you have placed your buildings with the businesses.

  10. paul vogel says:

    Very nice Glenn, would like to see more in the future. Very clean work so far !!!

  11. Thomas Murphy says:

    Hi Glen and Rob,
    Both of your layouts look quite interesting. Would love to see more. Thank you for sharing.
    Regards, Tom (USA).

  12. VictorKoyano says:

    I like those olde kit buildings he has. I used to have some by Revell and Aurora or whatever. They cost a barely affordable $0.98 when l was a child on allowances. These still are made and cost so nicer because even my SSA allowance kept up on COL. But Glen’s Vollmer and Faller German stuff is now too costlier. Hey, l wish l invested on those German stuff. Their prices are now in three figures for some like a Vollmer sawmill l paid $34.98 for. It’s one expensive kit that’s not too intricately detailed. Last time Walthers had one it was well over a hundred dollars. It has a motor but does little. No lights or other amenities like Woodland Scenics has. I gotta get one. I’m now in O scale. Thanks for the view.

  13. Jim says:

    Nice work guys. Would like to see more.

    Jim AZ

  14. Jim - Bay City, MI says:

    Rob,
    Your Alpine village captures the mental image that I see when I think of a small Swiss community nestled in the mountains. The river is beautiful. Post more pictures. Is that a glacier creeping down the hillside in the background?
    Best regards,
    Jim

  15. Rod Mackay says:

    Well done Rob, reminds me of persuading my wife to go whitewater rafting down the Flaz from Pontresina, the water was that amazing white-green meltwater colour and she got so cold two beefy Swiss guys had to lift her off the raft – I was laughing too hard!

  16. Jim Sulkosky says:

    Looks Great keep up the great work.

  17. Bill Collins says:

    Good job! Are you using Bachmann EZ track?

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